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The soup will warm up the body and the soul at the Good Samaritan Shelter thanks to the PVHS Culinary Arts Program on Thursday, Nov. 30th.

The student cooks plan to prepare chicken tortilla soup and rolls for more than 100 needy guests during the dinners (6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.) at the facility, 401 W. Morrison Avenue in Santa Maria.

Community outreach gives students an opportunity to give back to their community, according to teacher Jennifer Montanez.

“They want to put what they are learning in the culinary arts classes to help those in need at the Good Samaritan Shelter,’’ Montanez added.

Students say community service is an important part of their high school education.

“With the holiday’s coming up, I believe it’s important to give back especially since at our age all we’ve experienced is receiving. Serving the Good Sam is a wholesome and humbling experience that will have an everlasting impression on us.” - Sade Castellanos 12th grade

“I would like to help the shelter because my previous roommates lived in the shelter for a few years and they were great people. I really want to help out people who are having a tough time like my roommates did and to let them know that there are people out there that care.” - Hannah Berg 11th grade

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